Thinking agile (some call it ‘being agile’) and working agile is not the same.
At AgiliT we believe that only when teams follow the intention behind The Agile Manifesto and 12 associated Principles as well as clearly manifest and show a behaviour that supports it, then you are on the right track and highly likely to being able to achieve the benefits of agility.
We are also looking for evidense of a Learning Organization (ref. Peter Senge’s book The Fifth Discipline).
By using agile practices such as Daily Stand-up’s , Retrospectives and delivering products based on a prioritized backlog, you *work* agile.
We believe that working agile is insufficient. It’s a matter of thinking agility into basically everything you do and at all levels in your organization – for leaders as well as followers.
The Agile Manifesto for Software Development (2001).
Learning Organization : Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline.
A Scrum Book by Jeff Sutherland, James O. Coplien and the Scrum Patterns Group (2019)
Same article in Danish: Artikel – Hvornår arbejder man agilt??
We would like to thank Bent Jensen, BestBrains Academy for inspiring us to provide this overview.